Incredible material released by the Japanese Space Agency shows a small explosive movement towards the distant asteroid Ryugu.
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the bomb from its Hayabusa2 spaceship on April 4, creating a crater the size of a double-decker bus.
They have only now made public footage of the bomb dropped from the bomb spacecraft.
JAXA has studied space rock for over a year and has conducted a series of space-rock interactions to provide clues to the origin of the solar system.
It first released rovers on its surface and then A vehicle was shut down to take out a "bite" and stir up dust that it could collect for analysis.
In the third test, JAXA used an explosive device fired from a vehicle at a distance of 500 meters (500 meters), an artificial crater on the surface of the asteroid.
The artificial crater was designed to expose the underlying subterranean samples and to give scientists access to rock that is unaffected by the harsh conditions of space.
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. Incredible footage shows a small explosive device on the distant asteroid Ryugu, published by the Japanese Space Agency. On April 4, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the bomb with its probe Hayabusa2
The material shows the impactor on its way towards space rock before it erupted before the explosion.
It was taken over by the Hayabusa2. The aircraft had protected itself from the debris flight by ducking behind Ryugu and staying there for about two weeks.
JAXA hopes to make a crater with the explosion and to collect rock samples under the rocky surface.
The copper explosive is the size of a baseball weighing 2 kg. It was designed to come out of a conical device of the spacecraft.
A copper plate on the underside should become a ball during descent and hit the asteroid at 2 km per second
Japan's Space Agency (JAXA) dropped a baseball-sized bomb on the distant asteroid Ryugu with its space probe Hayabusa2. This picture shows the explosive that has fallen from the space probe Hayabusa2 to make a crater on the asteroid Ryugu
JAXA hopes to use the explosion's precipitate to make a crater and collect rock samples from the subsurface. This image shows surface material ejected after the explosion of Ryugu's surface.
JAXA plans to return Hayabusa2 to the site later as dust and debris settle to receive top-level observations and to collect underground samples that have not been exposed to the sun's rays or space rays.
The scientists hope the samples will be critical to determining the history of the asteroid and our planet.
If successful, it will be the first time a spacecraft has carried such materials. In a 2005 "Deep Impact" mission for a comet, NASA observed fragments after blasting the surface, but did not collect them.
The artist's impression reveals what it looked like when JAXA released its 4.4-kg bomb in the direction of Ryugu and before desperately trying to dodge the subsequent debris
This picture, published by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows the asteroid Ryugu. This mission is the most risky for Hayabusa2 as she has to get away immediately so she will not be hit by flying splinters of the blast
WHAT DO THE NAMES OF THE HYABUSA MISSION MEAN?
The names of the mission come from the Japanese fairy tale Urashima Tarō.
Ryugu was the name of a palace of a dragon king on the seabed.
The landing site was nicknamed Tamatebako.
This is a sacred treasure chest of great value inside the palace.
The story says that when it opens, smoke runs out.
The names were chosen based on the cloud of dust that was released when Hyabusa 2 collided with the surface of the asteroid.
Scientists also say that the stones to return to Earth are the treasure mentioned in the story.
After dropping the impactor, the spacecraft quickly moved to the other side of the asteroid to prevent splinters from being struck by the blast.
As he walked away, Hayabusa2 also left a camera to capture the result. One of his first photos showed that the impactor was successfully brought to the asteroid.
"So far, Hayabusa2 has done everything as planned, and we are pleased," said Mission Director Makoto Yoshikawa. "But we still have more missions to accomplish, and it's still too early to come up with & # 39; Banzai & # 39;
Hayabusa2 landed in February on a tiny, flat surface of the rock-rich asteroid as the spaceship also collected some surface dust and small deposits.
The ship is expected to leave the asteroid in late 2019 and return surface fragments and subterranean samples to Earth by the end of 2020.
The asteroid, named after an underwater palace in a Japanese fairy tale, is about 300 years old, millions of miles from Earth.
Artist's Impression of a Rover 1A (Back) and Rover 1B (Foreground) of MINERVA-II1 While Exploring the Surface of Ryugu. JAXA previously announced that three-and-a-half years ago, the spacecraft Hayabusa-2 sent two small probes toward the asteroid Ryugu to land on the one-kilometer-wide rock.
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This image shows the shadow of the Hayabusa2 spaceship in the center after the successful placement of the asteroid Ryugu
WHY JAXA STUDIES THE ASTEROID RYUGU  Jaxa's probe Hayabusa Two is on a mission to study the ancient asteroid Ryugu to scientists helping to better understand the origins of the universe.
The probe launched in December 2014 and arrived at the cube-shaped space rock on June 27, 2018.
Hayabusa Two examines soil and rock samples using multiple pieces of equipment.
Hayabusa Two (Artistic Impression)) conducts a series of experiments, including four surface rovers and an explosive device designed to extract "fresh" rock samples.
The spacecraft is loaded with four lander, a number of cameras and even a blasting agent that can dig out rock foundations.
Ryugu, a Type C asteroid, contains traces of water and organic matter, and it is hoped that the analysis of this material will shed some light on how the early conditions were at the time when the sylar system was born 4.6 billion years ago.
It is anticipated that Hayabusa Two will come to Earth in late 2020 with samples for further analysis.